Biography

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gus Green Van Sant, Jr. (born July 24, 1952) is an American director, screenwriter, painter, photographer, musician, and author. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Achievement in Directing for his 1997 film Good Will Hunting and his 2008 film Milk, and won the Palme d'Or at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival for his film Elephant. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

His early career was devoted to directing television commercials in the Pacific Northwest. In his films, he has dealt with themes concerning homosexuality and other marginalized subcultures.

His filmography as writer and director includes an adaptation of Tom Robbins' novel Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, which features a diverse cast (Keanu Reeves, Roseanne Barr, Uma Thurman, and k.d. lang, with cameos by William S. Burroughs and Heather Graham, among others); and My Own Private Idaho, also starring Reeves as well as River Phoenix.

He wrote the screenplays for most of his early movies, and wrote one novel, Pink. A book of his photography has also been published, called 108 Portraits.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Gus Van Sant, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Read More

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gus Green Van Sant, Jr. (born July 24, 1952) is an American director, screenwriter, painter, photographer, musician, and author. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Achievement in Directing for his 1997 film Good Will Hunting and his 2008 film Milk, and won the Palme d'Or at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival for his film Elephant. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

His early career was devoted to directing television commercials in the Pacific Northwest. In his films, he has dealt with themes concerning homosexuality and other marginalized subcultures.

His filmography as writer and director includes an adaptation of Tom Robbins' novel Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, which features a diverse cast (Keanu Reeves, Roseanne Barr, Uma Thurman, and k.d. lang, with cameos by William S. Burroughs and Heather Graham, among others); and My Own Private Idaho, also starring Reeves as well as River Phoenix.

He wrote the screenplays for most of his early movies, and wrote one novel, Pink. A book of his photography has also been published, called 108 Portraits.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Gus Van Sant, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 46

Birthday 1952-07-24

Place of Birth Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Official Site http://gusvansant.com/

Also Known As

  • -

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2017 When We Rise(1 episode)Director
2016 The Sea of TreesDirector
2012 Promised LandDirector
2012 My Own Private RiverDirector
2011 RestlessDirector
2008 MilkDirector
2008 8Director
2007 Paranoid ParkDirector
2007 To Each His Own CinemaDirector
2006 Paris, je t'aimeDirector
2005 Last DaysDirector
2003 ElephantDirector
2002 David Bowie: Best Of BowieDirector
2002 GerryDirector
2000 Finding ForresterDirector
1998 PsychoDirector
1997 Good Will HuntingScript Supervisor
1997 Good Will HuntingDirector
1997 Ballad of the SkeletonsDirector
1995 To Die ForDirector
1994 Even Cowgirls Get the BluesDirector
1991 My Own Private IdahoDirector
1991 Thanksgiving PrayerDirector
1989 Drugstore CowboyDirector
1987 My New FriendDirector
1986 Mala NocheDirector
1982 The Discipline of D.E.Director
1900 Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On FootDirector

Acting

2015 About Cinema
2015 I Don't Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman
2013 The Canyons as Dr. Campbell
2011 The Advocate for Fagdom as Himself
2011 Portlandia(41 episodes)
2010 William S. Burroughs: A Man Within as Himself
2007 Schau mir in die Augen, Kleiner as Himself
2006 Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema as Himself
2003 Saltlake Van Sant as Himself
2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back as Himself
2000 Finding Forrester as Library Assistant (uncredited)
2000 Psycho Path as Himself
1998 Strange Parallel as himself
1900 At the Video Store as Himself
1900 Ain't It funny as Dad

Production

2017 When We Rise(4 episodes)Executive Producer
2012 Promised LandExecutive Producer
2011 RestlessProducer
2010 VirginiaExecutive Producer
2003 TarnationExecutive Producer
1999 Speedway JunkyExecutive Producer
1998 PsychoProducer
1995 KidsExecutive Producer
1994 Even Cowgirls Get the BluesExecutive Producer
1991 Thanksgiving PrayerProducer
1986 Mala NocheProducer

Writing

2007 Paranoid ParkScreenplay
2005 Last DaysScreenplay
2003 ElephantAuthor
2002 GerryScreenplay
1997 Ballad of the SkeletonsWriter
1994 Even Cowgirls Get the BluesWriter
1991 My Own Private IdahoScreenplay
1989 Drugstore CowboyScreenplay
1986 Mala NocheScreenplay
1900 Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On FootWriter

Editing

2008 MilkEditor
2007 Paranoid ParkEditor
2005 Last DaysEditor
2002 GerryEditor
1994 Even Cowgirls Get the BluesEditor
1986 Mala NocheEditor
1900 Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On FootEditor

Sound

1997 Good Will HuntingSound Re-Recording Mixer
1900 PropertySound

By signing up for an account on TMDb, you can post directly to Twitter and Facebook.

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.